Benjamin Franklin Coates (1827-1899)

Coates was elected to the Ohio Senate as a Democrat. At odds with his party, Coates voted with the Republicans on all matters relative to the Civil War. Concluding his legislative duties in May of 1862, he enlisted as the lieutenant colonel of the 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Coates was wounded at the Battle of Halltown, Virginia, and promoted to colonel and brevet brigadier general. He was also a physician.

Date:
1863 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES05584
Height:
918px
Width:
660px
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